|Oil Painting||Tuesday||9:00am – 3:00pm||$2.00|
|Knitting & Crocheting||Tuesday||1:00pm – 3:00pm||$1.00|
|Acrylics||Wednesday||1:00pm – 3:30pm||$2.00|
|Ceramics||Wednesday||1:00pm – 3:00pm||$2.00|
|Ceramics||Thursday||10:00am – 11:30pm||$2.00|
Knitting & Crocheting
Spend time knitting and crocheting for that special someone, or start on that sweater you’ve been meaning to get to. It has been long recognized the therapeutic value of activities such as knitting and crocheting. Studies have showed about 81.5% of crafters found themselves happier after knitting. Take advantage of the long-term health benefits.
With ceramics, seniors can create fun works of art as well as useful everyday items like mugs, bowls and pottery for gardening. They can choose to glaze their ceramics if they really want to get into the full hobby, but many people simply like to stain bisque ceramics with acrylic paints and seal them with an acrylic spray sealer.
Acrylics are extremely versatile, fast-drying paints, and can be used straight from the tube like oils or thinned with water or a medium and used like watercolors. And a lot in-between. Painting with acrylics is different from other mediums because of the paint’s density (thickness) and acrylic drying patterns. Those who have never held a paintbrush, mixed colors, or created a personal masterpiece will have the opportunity to do so.
Create beautiful landscapes and still life with watercolors. Learn various techniques from dry brushing to color mixing.
As you get older, it’s important to do activities that help to maintain the mind and body connection. Creative activities such as learning oil painting techniques help to keep your brain focused and to build up the parts of the brain that control muscle movement.
The human brain is a complex structure, and the same area of the brain can be involved in multiple processes. Oil painting not only keeps the mind connected to the body, but it also helps to preserve the imagination and the ability to discern the difference between the internal world and the external.